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Abraham: (a) (1813-1638 BCE) The first of the three Patriarchs; the first Jew. He discovered G-d on his own and rejected the idolatry of his contemporaries. G-d commanded him to travel from his Mesopotamian homeland to Canaan, where He bequeathed the land to his descendants in the Covenant between the Parts. He successfully withstood ten tests with which G-d challenged him, including the Binding of Isaac incident. Husband of Sarah and Hagar, father of Ishmael and Isaac--his heir. (b) A common Jewish name.
The first in a series of Jewish History: From Creation to our Forefathers; an in-depth look at this important part of history and the making of the Jewish people, from year 0-2255 of creation.
G-d created the world out of kindness; Abraham was the embodiment of that kindness. Chassidut reveals the nature of Abraham's love and fear, and his relationship with Sarah, Yitzchak, Yishmael and Hagar.
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